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The last time Apple made printers — well over a decade ago — there was no iPad, no iPhone, and no Retina displays that could make a digital page look as real as a paper one. In many ways printing isn’t as crucial to the average user experience as it once was, but more advanced printing tasks like producing high-quality photos at home are likely to remain for the foreseeable future. We may not need printers as often, but they’re not going to outright die in our lifetime.
Apple will likely never get back into the printer business, but could it? I think the answer is yes.
There’s an iPad case out there for everyone: slim ones, waterproof ones, cases covered in gold bling. iPad cases nowadays are as much about style and taste as about protecting Apple’s tablet. If you’re into a case that’s more artisan than most — or just a fan of Moleskine notebooks — you might want to check out the BUKcase iPad case.
There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding Kyle Lambert’s stunning painting of Morgan Freeman, with many people questioning whether the iPad-painted image was a fake. Lambert claims it is legitimate and released a YouTube video showing how he used Procreate to draw the realistic image. This video has now been viewed over 8 million times.
That hasn’t stopped skeptics like Robert Daigle to take a closer look at the image by overlaying the painting on top of the original photograph. Daigle uses a slider image to show how the two images appear to be identical and concludes that “every line, hair and feature seems to be in the precise place as the original.” Daigle adds that this doesn’t prove conclusively that the image is fake, but it does raise some questions on how Lambert was able to be so precise.
General: Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
–Conan the Barbarian, 1982
A key reason for Apple’s success has been that it has been more concerned with the customer experience than in trying to jostle for competitive position per se. Nonetheless, it has been striking to see how many of Apple’s strongest PC competitors from its dark days have been struggling so mightily as of late. The Compaq and Gateway brands are all but gone after being swallowed up years ago by HP and Acer. Dell, with which Apple has had a particularly nasty history, has left the public market. And Microsoft is reeling from dwindling PC sales and a painful transition to a touch-enabled Windows. Only Lenovo seems to have much momentum.
Assassin’s Creed: Pirates For iOS And Android Is Here! Features Breathtaking Visuals And Exciting Gameplay [Download]
Although there are plenty of action-adventure titles available for gamers to enjoy, Assassin’s Creed is arguably the most popular franchise, and having made a name for itself on console and PC, Ubisoft has just pushed Assassin’s Creed: Pirates for iOS over at the App Store, and Android on Play Store. The publisher made it known a few months back that the mobile version was on its way, and now, the simultaneous release for both of the two major ecosystems is upon us.
Having always enjoyed a bit of Assassin’s Creed myself, I was stoked to hear that this title had arrived this morning, and Ubisoft takes advantage of the power at its disposal with the newer devices to bring an experience somewhat remnant to that of the previous titles on console / PC.